Private Thomas H. Cannon was born ca. 1848 in North Carolina.
In 1860 he was living near Blue Creek, Liberty County, Florida, at his father Ira’s residence along with his mother; he was the sixth of nine children.
He enlisted in Davidson’s Company on March 12th, 1862 at Quincy, Gadsden, Florida. His oldest brother, Jacob, would enlist in the same company in May.
Thomas stated his age as 18 at the time of enlistment; the U.S. Census of 1860 put his age at enlistment ay 14 years. He was present with the company from enlistment until July 12th, 1862 when he was detailed as a wagon guard. We would be detached for service as a wagoneer at Knoxville, Tennessee on December 22nd, 1862. He returned to the company by February 9th, 1863 and was present with it until September 19th, 1863 when he was mortally wounded at Chickamauga, Georgia.
He died in a field hospital on September 22nd, 1863.